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R.A. Dickey would love to face Noah Syndergaard in Game 7 of the World Series

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher R.A. Dickey listens

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher R.A. Dickey listens to a question during a news conference before Game 3 of the American League Division Series against the Texas Rangers, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. Credit: AP / Tony Gutierrez

TORONTO - If the 2015 baseball season were a movie, R.A. Dickey knows exactly how he'd write the ending.

"What a script that would be," he said Monday, "if I could face Syndergaard in Game 7 [of the World Series]. Wouldn't that be something?"

Dickey, who will start ALCS Game 4 for the Blue Jays Tuesday afternoon, was part of the December 2012 trade that also sent Mike Nickeas and Josh Thole north of the border and netted Noah Syndergaard, Travis d'Arnaud, John Buck and Wuilmer Becerra for the Mets.

Dickey, 40, who missed out on earning his first postseason win in ALDS Game 4 when he was removed with a 7-1 lead and two outs in the fifth inning, said that he hasn't closely followed what Syndergaard and d'Arnaud have done for the Mets.

"I know that they're doing well as a team, and I'm sure those guys are a part of that," Dickey said. "And the hope when you make a trade like the trade that I was involved in is that it's good for both teams, that's the hope. And it certainly has been good for their team and it seems to be all right for our team right now."

Dickey, 39-37 with a 3.95 ERA in three seasons as a Blue Jay, has taken note of what former teammate Daniel Murphy has done in the playoffs.

"Oh, man, I've always been a big fan of Danny Murphy," Dickey said. "He can hit, end of story. He wakes up talking about hitting . . . He knows mechanically exactly where he needs to be to be consistent."

Dickey remains a fan of Murphy's team, too. "When I was a Met, I loved being a Met," he said. "I'm hoping that we play those guys in the World Series. It would certainly make for a great narrative."


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